Abril from TypeTogether
September 22, 2011
Usable didone web fonts are hard to find. Their high contrast means that the thin parts of letters often degrade or disappear entirely. But TypeTogether’s Abril is different. Available in three styles — Display, Fatface, and Text — its rugged shapes stand up to the screen, and its rendering has been strategically reinforced with both manual TrueType hinting and PostScript-based outlines.
All eight styles of Abril Display, as well as the formidable Abril Fatface — styles of type meant for use at large sizes — are served optimized for such use, with PostScript-based outlines for smooth rendering even on Windows. On top of that, TypeTogether has TrueType hinted Abril Text’s basic four text styles (Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic) for crisp rendering at small sizes. Please give them a shout to let them know it’s appreciated.
Abril Fatface is available on our Free plan. Upgrade to a Personal Plan or higher to use Abril Text and Abril Display. If you’re already a paying Typekit customer, enjoy the new fonts! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up (it’s free) and upgrade to a paid plan whenever you’re ready.